The Eden Amsterdam American Hotel is built in 1882; the hotel is an important example of architectural Art Nouveau and has been a listed building since 1972. The guestrooms still feature original stained-glass windows and vanities lined with an elegant granite surface.
The original Eden Amsterdam American Hotel was built iby the Dutch architect Steinigeweg, with typical American accents in its interior. The most important characteristic is the bell tower which stuck out on an altitude of 36 meters above the Leidsesquare.
With approaching the 20th century, the 20 years old building became simply too small. The hotel entered a new phase between 1900 and 1902. The style of the previous building was preserved when architect W.G. Kromhout designed a great Dutch Art Nouveau building with floating arcs and elegant bell tower. Architectonical details can be found in the façades of the hotel, among others tracery works, mosaic, copper (bird-)lamps. The life-size statues on the façade at the Leidsekade symbolize the five continents of the world.
The famous Café Americain is already from the beginning the place to be for musicians, artists and intellectuals. Café Americain is famous for its Art Deco interior, with the large arches, original Tiffany lamps and glass stained details in high windows. The wallpaintings show the story of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Nowadays the hotel has 175 guestrooms, divided in three room types; Classic American Rooms, Deluxe American rooms and Junior American Suites. All guestrooms are non-smoking and equipped with facilities a guest can expect of a deluxe hotel.